Looking After and Maintaining Your Sheepskin Products
We have posted these helpful tips to enable you to take better care of your sheepskin products. With a little maintenance your sheepskin products will look a lot better as well as being much more durable.
How can you keep your Sheepskin Products looking good?
As a preventative measure we recommend spraying the outwards facing skin with a Stain and Water Repellent. Treated sheepskin is a lot more stain resistant than non treated sheepskin and consequently dirt will have less of a chance of sticking. We recommend the application of a Stain and Water Repellent while the item is still new and unmarked. This will form a protective layer on the skin and assist in the prevention of stains caused by water and the odd accident. It also prevents mildew forming. It should be re-applied every 3 months or after washing.
Why Bother Cleaning Your Sheepskin Products?
Using recommended cleaning techniques on your sheepskin products will significantly prolong the life of your investment.
Cleaning Your Sheepskin Products:
Use a mild liquid household detergent in warm water (maximum 40 C / 105 F). DO NOT use soap or washing powder that contains enzymes or bleach and do not use fabric softener. After washing rinse thoroughly in warm water. Following these hints will enable you to clean your footwear thoroughly whilst keeping them looking like new. For best results we recommend hand washing.
Drying Your Sheepskin Products:
Once washing has been completed excess water can be mopped up by placing your sheepskin products on a towel. Sheepskin products should be dried naturally away from any form of direct heat including sunshine or blow drying. DO NOT under any circumstances expose your sheepskin products to excessive heat or direct sunlight. Examples of direct heat would include being in front of a radiator, heater, or fire. DO NOT iron sheepskin. When your sheepskin product has dried naturally it can be brushed with our Mi Woollies Brush to restore its soft fluffy appearance. When dry we recommend the application of Stain and Water Repellent to further protect your sheepskin product.
Cleaning Your Suede Footwear:
Suede is most easily cleaned using a soft damp cloth. Stains, dirt, or marks can be gently removed using a suede rubber. Once your suede footwear is clean and has been dried naturally a soft bristled brush can be used to gently buff the suede to restore the posture of the leather fibres. As a preventative measure we recommend spraying the outwards facing suede with a Stain and Water Repellent. Treated suede is a lot more stain resistant than non treated suede and consequently dirt will have less of a chance of sticking.